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More Anthropology for the Real World

It’s great when the rubber meets the road, when theory aids understanding of reality.  Applied anthropology aims for just such an application – how can anthropology help solve real world problems?  I’m in the field of higher education and readily … Continue reading

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Immigration and Cultural Identity – Applied Anthropology

My dissertation has recently become available in electronic format.  If you are interested in how immigration impacts understanding, production, and expression of cultural identity, you should have a look.  Here is a summary: This dissertation explores how urbanization and immigration … Continue reading

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Anthropology for the Real World

For whatever reason, it is very difficult to understand what other people do at their jobs.  Ask a chemist at the pharmaceutical company what he does and he replies, “Oh, I synthesize proteins.”  Ok, but what does that mean?  We … Continue reading

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